High school is the final stage of basic education, and coincides with the corner stone of adolescence. Therefore it is important to prioritize cognitive development as well as the work with conceptual content.
The focus on studies intensifies and the relationship with themselves and the world becomes more complex. The focus aims at bettering of young people by means of the consolidation of the Jewish identity, development of critical thinking and the consolidation of an international mindset.
At this school stage, the syllabus contains more subjects, and students are pushed to make decisions, admission examinations (vestibular – university admission examination and ENEM – High School National Examination). Individual responsibilities increase and so do the demands in their lives. Students have to be prepared for this new chapter and school holds a key role in this journey. High School at Beit Yaacov promotes the complete development of all students.
The schedule includes a required Jewish Unit as well as classic subjects, which allows for a grounded preparation for students. As in Sophomore, the Diploma Programme – IB is part of this chapter, relying oh the technological resources and well-trained, up-to-date teachers with experience overseas. The evaluation process depends on written tests, homework, teachers observing students in class and making adjustments in lesson plans as they go.